Break In Reported at Old Grain Elevator in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is investigating the report of a break-in at the old grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay. At about 7:30 Wednesday morning, Fire Chief Tim Dietman went to the granary at 92 East Maple Street to replace a lock and secure the entrance to the building. Upon arriving, Dietman noticed that someone had torn the the lock off that secured the structure … Continue reading

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Council Tables Action on Grain Elevator After Marathon Session

The old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront may be on death row, but a reprieve Tuesday has given its supporters hope for the future. During a marathon meeting that ran about four hours, the city council voted to table action on bids for the granary’s demolition and allow the old structure to be analyzed. The building at 92 East Maple Street has … Continue reading

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SB Historical Society Offers to Pay for Structural Analysis of Granary

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society is offering an incentive to the city council for saving the old grain elevator from the wrecking ball. The group says it will pay for an analysis of the building by an outside firm to determine how structurally sound it is. The group says, if it is shown that the granary is not worth saving, it will cover the cost … Continue reading

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City of Sturgeon Bay Sets 2018 Budget

A 2018 budget of just under 11 million dollars ($10,880,500) was adopted by members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The session in the council chambers at city hall took less than a half hour to complete. The tax levy, as approved, is $6,779,717. The mil rate is dependent upon the school district a resident lives in, Sturgeon Bay, … Continue reading

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Northern Door Man Injured in Fall From Bluff

A northern Door County man was injured in a fall down a bluff Monday afternoon in the Village of Sister Bay. According to Mike Goldstone, Assistant Chief of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, the page came in at 2:50PM and units responded to the trail near the Sister Bay Yacht Club. The man, said to be in his 70’s, was reported to have a … Continue reading

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Amity Field Project too Expensive for Developer

The developer of a proposed multiple family residential project at the Amity Field on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay is asking to be released from an agreement with the city. Premier Real Estate Management says the cost estimate for constructing the townhouse units at the site is much higher than anticipated. With a gap of about $20,000 per unit, the firm referred to as “Pre/3,” … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considers Demolition Bids for Old Grain Elevator

The City of Sturgeon Bay has a good idea how much it will cost to tear down the old grain elevator on the city’s west side waterfront. The 116 year old structure is under a demolition order issued by Fire Chief Tim Dietman who says the building is structurally unsound and, as such, a danger to other buildings, persons or property. The order, served on … Continue reading

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Parade Entries Wanted for Christmas By The Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is looking for individuals and organizations interested in participating in the 2017 Christmas By The Bay Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 18th. The parade lineup is at 9:15AM at Sawyer Park. From there, parade units will check in with the parade coordinator in order to be directed to their designated spot. Once underway at 10AM, the parade will leave Sawyer … Continue reading

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Historic Photos of Sister Bay Being Collected

Images of Sister Bay’s past are being collected, on a regular basis, by the Sister Bay Historical Society. John Nelson says the photo collection program began on October 11th… Nelson says the program is responsible for saving historical photos that may have been lost forever… Nelson says folks whose pictures are scanned can request a cd of the photos. He says the Sister Bay Historical … Continue reading

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Door County Veterans Day Program Will be Friday November 10th

The arrival of November brings with it the opportunity to honor veterans for service and sacrifice to our country. The annual Veteran’s Day is normally observed on November 11th. However, this year the schedule will change because the 11th falls on a weekend. Door County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarlane says the change is made so that students can participate in the program… McFarlane says … Continue reading

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